Opposing Sides To School Vouchers Speak Out
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Opposing sides to a school voucher program in Tennessee are holding a series of events this week as Republican lawmakers and the governor try to reach a compromise on voucher legislation.
Tennesseans Reclaiming Educational Excellence, a grass-roots organization opposed to vouchers, held a news conference on Monday in the Legislative Plaza across from the state Capitol. And the Beacon Center of Tennessee, a free market think tank that is advocating for a broader voucher program, has an event scheduled for Tuesday.
Last week, Republican state lawmakers filed a school voucher bill they hope will be acceptable to Gov. Bill Haslam, who has repeatedly said he favors a more limited version of the program that gives parents another option for educating their children.
TREE president Lyn Hoyt said more resources should go toward public schools rather than vouchers.
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